NLI announces 2019 Board of Director Election Results
The NLI Board of Directors approved the report of the election for 2019.
Elected to begin terms on January 1, 2020 are:
President Elect: Carolyn Hansen, MSN, APRN-CNP, Chief Nursing Officer, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Blackfoot.
Treasurer: Margaret Henbest, MSN, RN, elected to a second term as treasurer.
Region 1 Representative: Tari Yourzek, RN, Chief Nursing Officer Boundary County Hospital
Region 2 Representative: Jason Steik, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston (appointed to fill an unexpired term and required to run in the next election, thus an off-cycle election)
Region 3 Representative: Claudia Sanders, MSN, MPH,RN, Chief Nursing Officer Primary Health Medical Group
Region 5 Representative: Erinn Neilsen, BSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Minidoka Memorial Hospital, Rupert
Region 7 Representative: Sara Hawkins, PhD, RN, CPPS Director of Patient Safety, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Idaho Falls (Sara is also the editor of RN IDAHO)
Other board members who will return are:
Karen Neill, PhD, RN , SANE, current president who will become immediate past president
Joan Agee, DNP, RN, CNOR, FACHE will become president
Claudia Miewald, DNP, APRN-PMHCNS, continuing as secretary
Krista Harwick, DNP, RN, continuing as CNEL representative
Shelley Harris, DNP, RN, continuing as Region 4 Representative
Members who are retiring from the board are:
Joan Simon,RN , Chief Nursing Officer, Kootenai Health, Coeur d'Alene, currently Immediate Past President
Tracy Watt, MSN, RN, Director Nursing Quality, Saint Alphonsus Health System and current Region 3 Representative
Susan Narasimhan, MSN, RN, ISU Faculty and current Region 5 Representative